McClatchy Internships

News Sacramento, California


At McClatchy, we believe in being the eyes, ears & voice for the communities we cover. To achieve this we know our journalists need to represent and reflect those communities.

As a McClatchy Intern, you can expect to: 

  • Be treated like a staff member, whether you are working as a reporter, visual storyteller, or audience / social media specialist. 

  • You will be assigned to a senior-level mentor during the internship and will receive coaching, training and mentoring.

  • Work with seasoned staffers and work directly with local leaders.

Our internships are 10-12 weeks. We have at least one internship in all 30 of McClatchy's newsrooms in the United States. 

We are seeking smart, curious self-starters who are interested in a professional career in journalism, multimedia and digital design.

We believe in telling the stories that shape and shake our world. We believe that trust is essential and that truth doesn’t have versions. We believe in being the eyes, ears and voices of the communities we cover. If you believe as we do, come join a company with a 160-year history of being a force for change. We have a great opportunity for you.

Please include your resume, a persuasive cover letter that includes an indication of WHERE you would like to work and 4-6 samples of your best work. We will be accepting applications through fall of 2023.

ATTENTION: For full consideration, please submit your application materials directly to the individual newsroom(s) in the links below. You may apply to multiple newsrooms. More positions will be posted as they open. All internships require on-site work.

The Miami Herald

The Kansas City Star

The Belleville News-Democrat

The Fresno Bee

The News & Observer

The Charlotte Observer

The Macon Telegraph

The Modesto Bee

The Sacramento Bee

The San Luis Obispo Tribune

The Wichita Eagle

Bellingham Herald


For more information, contact Rick Hirsch at [email protected] or Rhema Bland at [email protected].

About McClatchy

Our impact is growing every day. Thirty growing markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 56 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments. Our award-winning journalism, digital reach and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger. As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth
— a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here.


McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.